Day 31

AUGUST | 2021

East Timor

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

84-year-old American, Richard Daschbach, a longtime resident of East Timor and defrocked Catholic priest charged with child abuse and child pornography, has made a death threat against the victims’ lawyer during the court case against him.  We contend with holy faith, for the purifying of the Church in East Timor, a largely Catholic nation. We stand against the strongholds of child abuse that has given the Church such a negative reputation around the world. Instead, we ask you, Lord, to release repentance and forgiveness, cleansing, and healing.  We pray that Christian Believers in this nation will speak out against all forms of abuse, and live exemplary lives (The Bible, 1 Peter 2:12).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

In stark contrast to the young nation’s turbulent past, East Timor peacefully transferred power to a younger generation of leaders in 2017. However, in the last year the general elections failed to give outright leadership to any one party and the coalition has struggled to succeed. The country, also known as Timor-Leste, had a bloody 24-year resistance against Indonesian occupiers. Half of the country still lives in extreme poverty. High levels of youth unemployment fuel gang violence. With nearly 97% of its population being Roman Catholic.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Taur Matan Ruak
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Rui Maria de Araújo
POPULATION
1,231,000
CHRISTIANS
88.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
2.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
6
LIFE EXPECTANCY
69.22 yrs
LITERACY RATE
58.6%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
41%

Day 31

AUGUST | 2021

The Gambia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Cause the Gambians and good Samaritans to come forward and support the victims of the devastating storm and floods, heeding the calling of President Barrow. Make the international partners extend assistance to overcome the devastating situation. Bless the dialogue between The Gambia and France to continue cordial bilateral relations to find ways and means to boost the ties. Make the friendship and brotherhood between President Barrow and President Buhari so that the special bond would serve as a catalyst for greater cooperation between the two brotherly countries. Let The Gambia maintain good relationship with Nigeria to receive support in key sectors crucial to Gambia’s development that include judiciary, security, education and health. Anoint the Christian Believers in the Gambia to proclaim that they will live not by might nor by power, but by the Spirit of the Lord of hosts (The Bible, Zechariah 4:6).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The Gambia is a tiny, peaceful Muslim country. Former President Yahya Jammeh ruled for two decades with an iron fist. He was ousted at the end of 2016 by opposition candidate Adama Barrow in a mostly peaceful election. A Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established to investigate widespread torture and forced disappearances committed during the former regime’s rule. They  also are investigating what happened to $11 million that disappeared from the state coffers when Jammeh fled.

CHIEF OF STATE
Adama Barrow
HEAD OF GOV.
Adama Barrow
POPULATION
1,968,000
CHRISTIANS
3.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.6%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
11,609
LIFE EXPECTANCY
64.6 yrs
LITERACY RATE
50%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
48.4%

Day 31

AUGUST | 2021

Gaza Strip

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Lift Gaza from their ruins and rubbles as the bombardment caused as much as $380 million in damage, according to a joint report by the United Nations, the European Union, and the World Bank. Meet the dire needs of 62 percent of the population of Gaza in food insecurity because of the bombing campaign. Save the people in Gaza described to be an area “unlivable”. Supply the crying needs of Gaza’s two-million populations already with an unemployment rate of 48 per cent and poverty rates above 50 per cent before the attacks. Command the authorities to immediately make arrangements for medical equipment and medicine to reach the wounded and hospitalized. As the weapons manufacturing site in the Gaza Strip was hit again, bring Hamas under control to avoid sending the arson balloons and stop further escalation of the conflict. May the Gazan Churches cry out “Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light. “(The Bible, Micah 7:8).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The Gaza Strip is a narrow strip of land along the Mediterranean Sea in the Middle East, bordered by Egypt to the southwest and Israel to the north and east. Mahmoud Abbas is the president and Salam Fayyad is the Prime Minister in Gaza. The CORONAVIRUS found its way into the impoverished Palestinian territory, just as Israel was tightening its blockade in a standoff with Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers, and a strict lockdown has confined everyone to their homes. An outbreak could be devastating in the crowded, impoverished area, which only has 97 intensive care unit beds and ventilators, according to the charity Oxfam.

CHIEF OF STATE
Ruled de Facto by Hamas
HEAD OF GOV.
Ruled de Facto by Hamas
POPULATION
1,869,000
CHRISTIANS
1.7%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
500,000
LIFE EXPECTANCY
74.87 yrs
LITERACY RATE
96.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
39%

Day 31

AUGUST | 2021

West Bank

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Lord, convince the Israeli army to refrain from unilateral steps that exacerbate tensions and undercut efforts to advance a two-state solution with West Bank. Order peace as hundreds of Palestinians in West Bank protest President Mahmoud Abbas to leave and want the fall of the regime.  Grant wisdom to the Palestinian Authority established as part of the peace process in the 1990s and governs parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank to act prudently. Inspire the Christian Believers in West Bank to gather in one accord to seek the intervention of God and fight against the demonic forces. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. (The Bible, Romans 13:4).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The West Bank is an area of land east of Israel. It is home to nearly three million Palestinians. Israel took control of it in 1967 and has allowed Jewish settlers to move in. In 1967, Israel fought a war and in six days routed the Arab powers, taking the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan. Israel has controlled the West Bank since then. It’s home to many Jewish holy sites, like the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. Unemployment soars as high as 30%, and only 17% have access to the available water resources.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mahmoud Abbas
HEAD OF GOV.
POPULATION
2,785,000
CHRISTIANS
1.7%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
750,000
LIFE EXPECTANCY
74.87 yrs
LITERACY RATE
96.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
18%